About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics

This occasional paper series is hosted by the Department of Political Science of the South Asia Institute at the University of Heidelberg. The main objective of the series is to publicise ongoing research on South Asian politics and provide open access to the international community of scholars and policy makers and those interested in the region. The e-papers are available online and can be downloaded at no cost for the user.

The series draws on the ongoing research projects at the South Asia Institute in Heidelberg, seminars by visiting scholars and the wide scholarly network engaging with South Asia. The opinions expressed in the series are those of the authors, and do not represent the views of either the University of Heidelberg or the Editorial Staff.


Rahul Mukherji


Joint Editor

Hans Harder 


Managing Editors

Himanshu Jha
Seyed Hossein Zarhani


Founding Editor

Subrata Kumar Mitra


Advisory Board

Stefan Klonner
Anja Senz

Sebastian Harnisch
Aurel Croissant

Jale Tosun


Contributing Editors

Ronja Gottschling

Tanvi Deshpande

Jai Shankar Prasad